Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates lost out on their top free agent target, Jorge De La Rosa, after the left hander signed an incredibly player friendly deal to remain in Colorado. Now that De La Rosa is gone, the focus shifts to some of the other names the Pirates are pursuing. Honestly, looking at some of the names, I think they should just pack it in this winter.
Dejan Kovacevic takes a look at the middle tier, which is now the focus for the Pirates. In the article, he mentions that the Pirates have pursued Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, Justin Duchscherer, and Scott Olsen, and have appeared to zero in on Olsen. We heard last week that the Pirates were "deeply interested" in Olsen.
On the shortstop front, we learned yesterday that the Pirates were one of five teams interested in tr...
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